Another good lookout point over Granada and the Albayzin district is the Mirador de San Nicolas which means ‘viewpoint of the Great St Nicolas”. From here you will be able to see the Alhambra and the Church of Santa Maria, the Tower of Coseas just amongst a few notable sights. You can visit Mon-Fri 9.30am-7.00pm and Sat 10.00-2.00pm.
One of the best views of the Alhambra is from the well known lookout point called Mirador de San Nicolas in the Albaicin district of Granada.
The views from this mirador are good all throughout the day, but especially at sunset. The mirador stands opposite the Alhambra on a hill in Albaicin, and also offers good view over the rest of the city and of the Sierra Nevada mountains (when they're not covered by cloud).
There are numerous routes to the mirador from Albaicin though it can be difficult to find without a map as the streets in the Albaicin are narrow and winding.
The mirador is always busy, as it's a well known spot, and there is often music from local groups to accompany the fine views.
I couldn't tell you how to get here as a friend led me to it, but please make the trek up to Mirador San Nicolas. The view of the Alhambra and the city is amazing, especially at night. However, the best part of my experience here was the group of gypsys singing traditional songs and playing guitar. Really, I haven't heard anything as good and heartfelt in such a long time and they were really just doing it for the enjoyment of it and for the tradition. Beats Fado in a restaurant or Flamenco on a stage any day!
It's fun walking up the hill to this lookout point.
The views from here are far-reaching, highlighting the elevation on which the Alhambra complex is placed, and showing it's size & beauty.
This is a view from Mirador de San Nicolas.
it is located at Albaycin quarter,from here you'll see one of best views of the whole Palace and also some nice views of Sierra Nevada.
The perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Alahmbra whilst listening to the local gypsies playing a tangos. The views are truly awesome. Highly recommended as a 'must' do.
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